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Google+ Is Walking Dead

techcrunch.com — Today, Google's Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years. The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+, Gundotra's baby and primary project for the past several of those years.
RT @jbenton: Looks like you can keep the Google+ button out of your website redesign techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/goo…
Google + is now officially the zombie wasteland we've known and not loved. techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/goo…
I don't not believe it.... Google+ Is Walking Dead | TechCrunch techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/goo…
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Storyful’s Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook

techcrunch.com — Twitter is the king of real time news, but people's eagerness to retweet juicy stories sometimes outweighs their willingness to verify the facts first, leading them to parrot misinformation. That's why the most intersting thing about Facebook's partnership with Storyful to create a Newswire isn't about refferal traffic or helping journalists find things to cover.
RT @TechCrunch: Storyful's Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook tcrn.ch/1puIovt by @joshconstine
Storyful’s Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/tow…
RT @marklittlenews: Great post RT @TechCrunch: Storyful's Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook tcrn.ch/1puIovt
Great post RT @TechCrunch: Storyful's Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook tcrn.ch/1puIovt
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Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search, Reveals Custom Categories

techcrunch.com — Today Pinterest announced three new products: Guided Search to lead you on chains of explorations, and a third one that will be unveiled in a few minutes, Custom Categories for making it easier to browse your way to cool stuff through a dynamic interface.
Tech Crunch: Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search And Reveals Custom Categories For Mobile owl.li/2G0zEd
RT @JoshConstine: Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search, Reveals Custom Categories tcrn.ch/QD3g3Z now available on iOS
Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search, Reveals Custom Categories tcrn.ch/QD3g3Z now available on iOS
Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search, Reveals Custom Categories tcrn.ch/QD3g3Z
Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search, Reveals Custom Categories techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/pin… via @techcrunch

Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT

techcrunch.com — WordPress maker Automattic's acquisition spree to build out its platform continues apace. Today comes news that it has acquired Scroll Kit, a New York-based startup that had developed a platform for people to build websites without needing to know any code, or, in the words of co-founders Cody Brown and Kate Ray announcing the news, "a process for making the web that was more like drawing on a piece of paper."
Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT | TechCrunch buff.ly/1nL9sC2
Congrats to @codybrown and @scrollkit on joining @Wordpress techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/aut… look forward to using this stuff in WP
Nice! RT @TechCrunch: Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT tcrn.ch/1fvn1Ag

We’ve Got To Embrace It, Man

techcrunch.com — First, understand that as an employee of AOL, I'm embarrassed but far more amused by our "digital prophet," David Shing AKA Shingy AKA Miley Scissorhands. His efforts to make AOL look cool have, at best, made us look like absolute idiots. Remember, we're not all him, but sadly he represents us.
Great column on the uselessness of digital 'propheteering' -- "We’ve Got To Embrace It, Man techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/wev… via @techcrunch
RT @alexia: "He’s why people hate technology. Because he presents it as a poetry slam and not as a tool." techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/wev… @johnbiggs
"He’s why people hate technology. Because he presents it as a poetry slam and not as a tool." techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/wev… @johnbiggs
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Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months

techcrunch.com — Tonight at an event in the company's San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 billion Pins since being founded, a number that has grown by nearly 50 percent in the past six months alone. Users have also created more than 750 million boards in that time.
RT @ryanlawler: Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/pin… via @techcrunch
Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/pin… via @techcrunch

Stewart Butterfield’s Slack Is Raising $30 Million In New Funding

techcrunch.com — Slack, a collaboration platform founded by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, is raising $30 million-plus in new funding, we've learning For background, Butterfield left Yahoo and started TinySpeck (and a multiplayer game called Glitch) but then decided to take a different turn, tackling the enterprise market.
Stewart Butterfield’s Slack Is Raising $30 Million In New Funding techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/ste…
RT @TechCrunch: Stewart Butterfield's Slack Is Raising $30 Million In New Funding tcrn.ch/1tIx4ve by @leenarao @alexia

NYT Up To Nearly 800K Paid Digital Subscribers, Plans New Food And Opinion Apps

techcrunch.com — The New York Times is crowing about a quarterly rise in revenue today, and that comes thanks to increases in both print and digital ad revenue. Digital subscriptions saw some of its strongest growth in recent memory, with the NYT now counting 799,000 users as paid digital-only subscribers, an increase of 39,000 from last quarter.

Facebook Launches FB Newswire To Try To Be A Journalist’s Best Friend

techcrunch.com — Facebook has launched FB Newswire, the company announced today, which is a product of a partnership with News Corp-owned Storyful and which promises to offer journalists a repository of verified, real-time content for use in covering breaking news stories.
RT @socialnerdia: Facebook Launches FB Newswire To Try To Be A Journalist’s Best Friend techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/fac… via @techcrunch
Facebook Launches FB Newswire To Try To Be A Journalist’s Best Friend bit.ly/1f7iz0f << may need more than this to usurp Twitter
RT @TechCrunch: Facebook Launches FB Newswire To Try To Be A Journalist's Best Friend tcrn.ch/1mDvGpy by @drizzled

The FCC Tries To Set Record Straight On Net Neutrality, Doesn’t Quite

techcrunch.com — The FCC's Tom Wheeler published a short entry this morning regarding what his agency is set to propose today regarding net neutrality. Writing that he wants to "conclude this proceeding and have enforceable rules by the end of the year," he goes on to declare that his "proposal would establish that behavior harmful to consumers or competition by limiting the openness of the Internet will not be permitted."
RT @timj411: "The FCC Tries To Set Record Straight On Net Neutrality, Doesn’t Quite" feedly.com/e/HCzI0z3E
FCC chairman's public note on "net neutrality" further conflates the issue - tcrn.ch/1iil5Rr by @alex

Pinterest Hits 30 Million Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months

techcrunch.com — Tonight at an event in the company's San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 million Pins since being founded, a number that has grown by nearly 50 percent in the past six months alone. Users have also created more than 750 million boards in that time.

Facebook Acquires Fitness And Activity Tracking App Moves

techcrunch.com — Facebook has acquired the motion tracking app for Android and iPhone 'Moves,' the startup announced today via a blog post. The company's founders say that the Moves crew will join Facebook's team to "work on building and improving their products and services" and that the Moves app will continue to operate on its own as a standalone experience.
I'm so disappointed by this news. Facebook acquires fitness + activity tracking app @Movesapp. tcrn.ch/1iiDQEB

Mozilla Names Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal As Its New CTO

techcrunch.com — When Mozilla named JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich as its new (and short-lived) CEO, it left the CTO position Eich previously occupied unfilled. Today, Mozilla announced that Andreas Gal will become its new CTO. Most recently, he was Mozilla's Director of Research and later VP of Mobile and Research.
Tech Crunch: Mozilla Names Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal As Its New CTO owl.li/2G0l5U

Xapo Now Offers The First Credit Card Linked To Your Bitcoin Wallet

techcrunch.com — Bitcoin vault Xapo the made news in March after launching an insured, secure repository for big BTC investors. The service, which has gone so far as to bury paper bitcoin keys in underground vaults, has become a big finance darling. Now it's going after the average user by offering MasterCard credit cards directly linked to a Xapo bitcoin wallet.
PATTERN ="Im a solution. Here TO FIND A PROBLEM" = Pattern flip.it/E4emC
RT @mdudas: "Xapo Now Offers The First Credit Card Linked To Your Bitcoin Wallet" --> now we're talking! techcrunch.com/2014/04/24/xap… via @johnbi…

Internet Glue Service IFTTT Launches On Android With Deeper Integration Than iOS

techcrunch.com — The Internet connection and automation service IFTTT is launching on Android today, and it offers a deeper set of integrations with the OS than their iOS offering. This, of course, is due to Android's more laissez faire attitude when it comes to allowing apps to extend their tentacles into core OS functions.
Bout darn time - RT @panzer: Internet Glue Service IFTTT Launches On Android With Deeper Integration Than iOS tcrn.ch/1ihY2Xa
Internet Glue Service IFTTT Launches On Android With Deeper Integration Than iOS tcrn.ch/1ihY2Xa
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